After approximately a year, the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, who is the third US president to face an impeachment trial, came to an end not amazingly in an acquittal.
Trump, who was impeached in the month of December over his dealings with Ukraine, but acquitted in the GOP-controlled Senate in February, was acquitted after a remarkable trial before the United States Senate. The Senate trial focused on the impeachment charges of abuse of office following allegations that Trump forced Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden by withholding foreign aid funds that had been approved by Congress. Biden is a likely contender in this year’s presidential election that is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Countries outside of the United States sense that the failure to convict Trump on obvious charges, reflects a further weakening of US democratic norms and practice. Boosting other nations to be more democratic and liberalize their markets has been a staple belief of America’s foreign strategy for several years.
Therefore, now, when US envoys and representatives communicate with their foreign equivalents to be less unethical, stick to the directive of principle, and resolve prejudiced glitches and difficulties, there’s a bigger probability that those discussion and debate topics won’t echo. Sadly Trump’s acquittal on impeachment charges by the US Senate also has ominous implications for the future of democratic governance throughout the world.
And should Trump be re-elected in this year’s presidential election in spite of all this, it would push am unambiguous communication to overseas regimes that a leader can disrespect the law without fear of being removed from office.